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  • What Is the Difference Between a Misdemeanor DUI Charge and an Aggravated DUI Charge?

    Jun 4, 2024

    Driving While Under the Influence in New Jersey Charges for driving under the influence are different in various states across the country. Some states have stricter consequences for those that get behind the wheel while under the influence. In addition to differences between each state, there are also differences in the type of charge a person receives. A driver may be charged with misdemeanor DUI or aggravated DUI depending on the circumstances of the situation...
  • Were You Charged With a Crime? Here Are 10 Reasons Why You Should Hire a Criminal Defense Lawyer

    May 7, 2024

    Were you recently charged with drug possession, Benefits of Hiring a Criminal Defense Lawyer 1. They Know What to Expect Understanding the process of upcoming trial dates and hearings is crucial for your case. A criminal defense lawyer has extensive experience in your local court systems and can provide guidance on what to anticipate with each court appearance. 2. They Navigate the Complex Legal System The New Jersey legal system can be confusing an...
  • What Is Considered Kidnapping in New Jersey? Understanding Your Charges and How to Fight Them

    Feb 7, 2024

    If you find yourself facing Legal Definition of Kidnapping in New Jersey New Jersey's legal framework defines kidnapping under statute N.J.S.A. 2C:13-1, which outlines specific conditions under which an individual's actions can be classified as kidnapping. This statute categorizes kidnapping as the act of unlawfully removing someone from their place of residence or business, or a substantial distance from where they were found, or confining someone for a substantial period, with any of th...
  • Facing Federal Fraud Charges: Types and Legal Defenses

    Nov 6, 2023

    Fraudulent activities are not taken lightly by the federal government. With the seriousness of these charges, it's crucial to understand the different types and potential defenses if one finds themselves or their business accused. At Davis Law Firm, LLC, we are well-versed in these complexities and are eager to shed some light on the matter. Common Types of Federal Fraud Federal fraud charges Wire Fraud Tax Fraud Securities Fraud Mail Fraud Health Care Fraud Bankruptc...
  • Juvenile Delinquency Laws in New Jersey: Social Media's Impact

    Oct 4, 2023

    With the rise of the digital age and the exponential growth of social media platforms, there's been a profound shift in societal interactions, behaviors, and challenges. While social media offers numerous benefits, from instant global connectivity to educational platforms, it has also brought about new arenas for criminal behaviors and challenges in legal landscapes, particularly among the youth. For a state like New Jersey, with its bustling suburban communities and ever-connected populace, understanding how socia...
  • Charged with Shoplifting in NJ: What You Need To Know

    Jul 26, 2023

    Shoplifting I. Understanding Shoplifting Laws in New Jersey: In New Jersey, shoplifting is governed by NJSA 2C:20-11, which defines the offense as purposely taking merchandise without paying its full retail value or altering price tags to pay less than the actual value. Shoplifting can also include hiding merchandise or transferring it from one container to another with the intent to deprive the store of its full retail value. The penalties for shoplifting depend on th...
  • What You Need to Know About Strict Liability for Drug-Induced Deaths

    Jan 20, 2023

    Section 2C:35-9 refers to New Jersey’s citation for drug-induced deaths. If a person is found guilty of contributing to a drug-induced death, they may violate Section 2C:35-9. This includes any person who manufactures, distributes, or dispenses illegal drugs or controlled substances. This includes Schedule I and Schedule II drugs. To be convicted of Section 2C:35-9, the victim must consume a drug in one of these categories, which leads to their death. Evidence Requirements o...
  • 21 Men Arrested in Undercover Sting Operation Targeting Child Predators

    Jun 1, 2022

    “Operation Risky Business” is an undercover operation that includes various New Jersey officials and targets sexual crime predators. The operation is a joint effort between the Mercer County Prosecutor’s Office, the Division of Criminal Justice, the New Jersey State Police, and the U.S. Homeland Security. So far, the task force has arrested 21 men. The undercover operation targets sexual predators who use social media to lure underage girls and boys. Law enforcement poses as underag...
  • 36 NJ Athletes and Coaches Have Been Banned From Their Sports

    Sep 30, 2021

    School sports in New Jersey are facing a unique challenge. A number of coaches and athletes have been recently banned from their sports for a variety of reasons, and more will continue with ongoing investigations. Why Are Coaches Being Banned? A collection of New Jersey coaches recently made the news when local officials found that they were running an illegal drug dealing operation. Another coach was banned and placed under investigation of sexual assault charges...
  • Arrest Made in Murder of Transgender Woman in Trenton, Prosecutor Says

    Aug 31, 2021

    Hate crimes recently have made the news in Trenton, New Jersey. In the most recent news, a transgendered woman was shot and killed in Mercer County. The woman was the victim of a late-night offense in which no other motives have yet been determined. Local police identified the suspect through surveillance video. They identified the male during a motor vehicle stop in Ewing, New Jersey and he is currently detained while he awaits trial. I...
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